Glenn asks for prayers in revealing, personal Facebook message

Midnight ramblings.

It is another Saturday night. We have had another good day with the kids. It started out at a little diner close to home where I take my daughters every Saturday morning for breakfast.

It ended with a trip to Southlake where they were having an art show. How I would love to have a little booth next year and meet people and sell some art.

I noticed some people were closed off to those coming by. Almost tired of it, just waiting by the credit card machine.

Others were alive in their art and greeting people anxious to meet them. I love to see people who love what they do no matter what it is.

On a different and personal note, I would like to ask for your prayers.

While I have had tremendous healing, there are some things that I will live with for the rest of my life and pain is one of them. We all have it to different degrees and many if not most people are far worse than I am, but mine has returned with a vengeance. I do not mean to whine, I just don't want to hide again, and I could use some prayer power.

Today, as I was working on The Immortal: the true story of Santa Claus (working title), I came to a place where he is pushed to the edge. As I wondered if it was too hard of a push, I remembered that just before something big in The Lord's plan for an individual He pushes hard and prepares them.

Could I ask if you would pray for me. He is pushing me hard and my body is as well.

It is almost time for what ever it is The Lord has in store for me, I think.

I really have no idea what it is exactly but I feel it coming and maybe it is the stress of life or He is preparing but either way I could use a few extra words in my favor please.

I am praying for you as I know He must be preparing you as well because we are all connected and there are no 'stars' this time around. We all will play a role in healing the world.

I told Tania yesterday that I want to start speaking at Churches. First, those around here that would have me. Synagogues as well.

I feel a pressure I have never felt. Work seems meaningless. I feel as though I am not doing enough to help those in peril.

There is a holocaust going on. What am I doing beside talking about it? What would Gandhi, Bonhoeffer or King be doing right now?

What would Christ be doing?

If what we are engaged in is not Eternal in nature, why are we doing it?

How much of my job is eternal in nature? We try to make it all count, but it seems so little at times. We just did the root this week. My staff practically gave their blood to get this on the air and to do it right. Is it enough?

Do I sin by wanting to play a larger role? Isn't what He gave me exactly what He wants me to have? YES! So why ask for more?

I have been giving speeches lately and they have changed in tone. I am almost not 'driving' when I speak lately. It is apparent to friends and family that know me when my hands are off the wheel. It is an amazing feeling.

Something is coming. I kind of know what it is. Billy Graham and I spoke about it five years ago. How it comes together I do not know. I feel it.

Do you feel your calling getting closer?

Hopefully we can see each other this summer. I am working on a few things that might bring me in your area.

In the meantime, let us pray for one another. Pray for those who are being persecuted or tortured for His sake tonight. Let us pray for their families.

Pray for our president and the candidates for 2016. Pray for the congress, secret service and all those who are living a life of error.

Let us pray for healing and forgiveness of our faults, that we may be better people tomorrow than today and that our hearts will be utterly transformed. Let us thank The Lord for the gift that will fill our heart with love and compassion for those who despise us and those we supposedly hate.

Let us proclaim Peace, love and freedom throughout the land and among all her inhabitants.

From Dallas ... Goodnight America.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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